visionthing (1658) - Oslo, - JUN 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Bridge House, Belfast. Deep copper colour, almost black, with a creamy beige head. Aroma of roasted malt with hops and spices and a hint of licorice. Light to medium body with a creamy feel to it. Lightly sweet with a nice roasty flavour and a bitter finish. Well balanced and very pleasant. (2011-06-10)
SaintMatty (3640) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask (Clarence Tavern, Gosport) - Black with a small head. Honey, roasted malt, black treacle and marzipan covered chocolate in the aroma. Smooth and roasted taste with notes of chocolate, honey, malt and liquorice detected.
Beersiveknown (1625) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAY 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours dark brown with minimal tan head. At first fairly bland but on warming developed coffee and dark fruits. Nose dull, medium body, low carb.
mr_h (1454) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAY 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask by handpump at Henglers Circus, Glasgow (26 May 12) - dark red ale, bubbly oatmeal head, sweet malt, good temperature, toffee, chocolate, sweet, good carbonation, very easy to drink, nice
Leighton (6973) - London, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Bree Louise, London. Pours clear brown with a small, off-white foam head. Nice dark coffee, dark toast nose. Lightly sweet flavor with lots of dark toast, background cocoa, coffee, burnt wood and dirt. Light bodied with soft carbonation. Mild sweet finish, faintly smokey with some dry cocoa and a bit of dirtiness. Not bad, though lacking a bit in condition.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On cask at The Bow Bar. Pours a very dark brown colour with a fair light tan head. Aroma of roasty malt, honey, chocolate and caramel. Similar flavours with a fairly subtle honey character. Mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel.
cgarvieuk (11024) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 18, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
cask at bow bar ... deep thin head ... soft mellow roast fruits nose... mellow roast ... quite a lot of honey ... soft fruits ... mellow malts ... soft mellow and very easy drinking ... i like this ... quite a lot
maeib (7557) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned handpump Eastgate Northampton 01/05/12 A dark dark ruby coloured beer with an off-white bubbly head. A sweet honeyed mild. Chocolate and licorice too. A nice body. A tasty mild where the honey doesnít bother me. Did suffer for being too warm - in a Spoons! - but still more than decent.
downender (5191) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask-conditoned at the Willow Walk (JDW), Victoria 16/04/2012. Dark brown with hints of red and a tight, off-white head. Sweet, honey and milk chocolate aroma. Easy drinking with a touch of roastiness, more chocolate and lenity more honey, kneading to a slightly sweet finish. Drinkable.
harrisoni (10911) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask handpull at County Hotel Spoons Ashford. Very deep ruby colour with lasting beige head. Looks in good nick. Some honey on aroma some honey on the flavour. Mist impressive thing for me though is if you strip out the honey the rest of the beer is cracking. A delightfull drinkable modern dark mild. Really quaffable. Decent beer decent nick. Honey is just a bit too sweet for me